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Andrew Smith
CEO
Chief Executive Officer, ATDynamics, Inc.

Andrew F. Smith is Founder and CEO of ATDynamics, Inc., a company supplying aerodynamic “TrailerTails®” for tractor-trailers capable of saving the North American trucking industry over $20 billion in fuel expenditures and 40 million tons of carbon emissions over the next decade. Under Mr. Smith’s leadership, ATDynamics converted aerodynamic concepts studied in wind tunnels for decades by NASA and other leading aerodynamicists into the first commercially successful aerodynamic tail fairing in the history of the freight industry. Mr. Smith is responsible for taking ATDynamics from a business plan to a multi-million dollar company servicing the largest and most fuel efficient trucking companies. He has received numerous recognitions for his work including the California Business of the Year Award for Climate Impact in 2011, 1st place in the world’s largest business plan competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas and a sub-recipient award of a $40M Department of Energy “SuperTruck” project to design tractor-trailers 50% more efficient than today’s technology.

Mr. Smith’s career has long focused on the commercialization of environmental technology including work with wind energy, electric vehicles and sustainable international development. Prior to ATDynamics, Mr. Smith was a management consultant with The Monitor Group and a founding member of the OTF Group, an economic development consulting firm with projects in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has promoted the rapid commercialization of environmental technologies including working with GE Wind Energy, managing the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program and producing the documentary film “Drawing the Line” focused on the reduction of global oil dependence.

His work with environmental technologies stems from a passion for pristine wild places. Mr. Smith is an avid mountaineer and has led high altitude expeditions in Patagonia, the Himalayas and Alaska. He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He resides with his wife, son, and newly born daughter in Redwood City, California.

Mitch Slomiak
CFO
CFO

Mitch Slomiak brings more than 20 years of senior financial experience to the ATDynamics team, with a unique blend of business planning, strategy and senior financial operations expertise. Over the last decade, Mitch has served as a CFO and advisor to multiple clean technology companies.

Jeff Grossmann
VP ENGINEERING
VP ENGINEERING

With expertise in product design and production management, Jeff Grossmann is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development and ongoing innovation of the Company’s flagship TrailerTail® product line. He consults with trucking fleets to track equipment reliability and performance and serves as a technical contact for fleet needs. Jeff holds a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College.

Kyle Houston
VP NORTH AMERICAN SALES
VP NORTH AMERICAN SALES

Kyle Houston is responsible for the successful implementation of advanced trailer aerodynamics programs by ATDynamics trucking fleet customers. He comes to ATDynamics after playing a critical role in the widespread industry adoption of all-electric auxiliary power units for long-haul trucks. Kyle has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience with technical product lines including recognition for leading the sales effort for Inc. Magazine's 4th fastest growing energy company in 2010.

Devin Koch
VP INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
VP INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Devin Koch leads ATDynamics international expansion initiatives and brings a broad background of international business development, transportation technology and management consulting experience to ATDynamics. Prior to ATDynamics Devin led a number of entrepreneurial ventures and worked for leading global consultancies such as Accenture and Booz and Co.

Fritz Marinko
VP SPECIAL ACCOUNTS
VP SPECIAL ACCOUNTS

Fritz Marinko joined ATDynamics after a long and successful career at Auto Research Center (ARC), one of the nation’s leading wind tunnel aerodynamics testing facilities. Fritz is passionate about educating the trucking industry and improving the fuel economy of heavy duty vehicles via improved aerodynamics. Fritz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.

John Elston
CONTROLLER
CONTROLLER

John Elston brings extensive hands-on managerial experience ranging from early stage startups to multinational corporations. His skills in analysis, system and organizational development, and mergers and acquisitions have moved several companies through rapid growth and successful dispositions. John holds a B.A. in Economics from Wabash College and an MBA from Indiana University.

Steven Rodger
GLOBAL MARKETING DIRECTOR
GLOBAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

With over a decade of hands-on involvement expanding entrepreneurial ventures, Steve Rodger directs ATDynamics’ global marketing program. Prior to ATDynamics, Steve consulted for several businesses throughout the U.S. and New Zealand in the clean energy, manufacturing and media production sectors. He holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the Orfalea School of Business, Cal Poly.

Crystal Arvigo
DIRECTOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
DIRECTOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Crystal Arvigo brings over 15 years of sales, marketing and entrepreneurial experience to the ATDynamics Team. She directs the Company’s marketing communications, corporate branding and public relations initiatives. Crystal is passionate about making business a force of change in the world and holds a B.B.A. in Management and International Business from Florida International University as well as an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.

Mike Brown
NORTH AMERICAN SALES DIRECTOR – WESTERN REGION
NORTH AMERICAN SALES DIRECTOR – WESTERN REGION

Mike Brown directs the Company’s North American sales efforts in the Western region and brings two decades of sales leadership experience in the commercial transportation industry. Mike holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Tom Gottlieb
VP OPERATIONS
VP OPERATIONS

Tom Gottlieb brings over two decades of domestic and international operations expertise to the ATDynamics team with previous leadership roles in project management, supply chain and operations for the aerospace, security, automotive, medical, and trucking industries. Tom holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program, the Thunderbird School of Global Management International Business Program and is trained in Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing.

Allen Smith
SALES DIRECTOR – EASTERN REGION
SALES DIRECTOR – EASTERN REGION

Allen Smith brings over 25 years of transportation industry experience to the ATDynamics team, with particular expertise in launching new products into the North American market. Allen has worked with notable companies in the industry such as Carrier Transicold and Westport and brings a wealth of experience to bear on ATDynamics’ mission to outfit every long-haul trailer on the road with TrailerTail® technology.

Brendan McLoughlin
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - NORTHWEST
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - NORTHWEST

Brendan McLoughlin graduated from Colgate University where, among other things, he studied energy policy and economics. Prior to joining ATDynamics, Brendan worked at a number of high tech start-ups in San Francisco. He brings a passion for the product and a love of numbers to the team.

Marco Sousa
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SOUTHWEST
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SOUTHWEST

Marco Sousa is an entrepreneur at heart and brings his business expertise to the ATDynamics team. He has a proven ability to build consensus and cooperation among diverse groups and at the organizational level. Marco brings leadership to the sales team and is focused on delivering performance-driven savings to forward thinking trucking fleets.

Landon Christensen
ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTHEAST
ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTHEAST

Landon Christensen comes to ATDynamics with a strong sales, marketing and technical background having helped companies of all sizes improve their bottom lines and profitability. Landon is passionate about helping fleets across the United States reduce their fuel expenses and environmental impact with TrailerTail® technology. Landon is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Corporate Management and Marketing from California State University, East Bay.

Brian Baynes
ACCOUNT MANAGER
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Brian Baynes brings a lifetime of trucking industry experience to ATDynamics. He got his start in the industry by working in his family’s trucking company in St. Louis while growing up and most recently before joining ATDynamics he founded his own executive recruiting and consulting business serving the trucking industry. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Louise Rodriguez
CUSTOMER SERVICE
CUSTOMER SERVICE

Louise Rodriguez brings over 13 years of sales coordination and customer service experience to the ATDynamics team. She supports customers both domestically and internationally, and continually raises the bar in customer satisfaction through her impeccable attention to detail, thoroughness and dependability.

Kelly Bermudez
CUSTOMER SERVICE
CUSTOMER SERVICE

Kelly Brings over 25 years of customer service and direct sales experience to ATDynamics. Kelly holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Central Missouri State University. She is passionate about helping others and providing a memorable customer support experience for all ATDynamics customers.

Kristin Stevens
SE OPERATIONS MANAGER
SE Operations Manager

Kristin collaborates on executive level projects, operations efficiency, process refinement, and organizational policy and procedures for ATDynamics. As Southeast Operations Office Manager and the Executive Assistant to the Founder/CEO, she strives to facilitate smooth operations throughout the company, making it possible for the entire team to function efficiently. Kristin holds a BA degree from Haverford College.

Julia Tuquero
FINANCE MANAGER
FINANCE MANAGER

Julia Tuquero brings over 20 years of accounting and human resources experience to the ATDynamics administration team. She has worked in diverse industries including manufacturing, high tech and real estate. Julia manages accounts Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Human Resources and Office Management functions for ATDynamics.

Jared Niemiec
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Jared Niemiec brings energy and passion to even the most challenging engineering environments. His end-user focus has led to successful motorsports development programs and clean tech research. At ATDynamics, Jared manages new product initiatives that will revolutionize the trucking industry. Jared holds a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering.

Mike Polidori
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Mike Polidori joined ATDynamics from Honda Motor Company’s R&D division where he designed and developed automotive chassis parts. While a student at the University of California, Irvine, Mike led a team in the design and construction of a compressed natural gas racecar for a fuel efficiency competition. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Irvine.

Court Hinricher
PRODUCT PERFORMANCE ENGINEER
PRODUCT PERFORMANCE ENGINEER

Court Hinricher supports ATDynamics' research and development and future technology departments ensuring quality control on all TrailerTail® products. Court has extensive experience in clean energy and structural engineering and is currently working to perfect next generation semi-trailer aerodynamics in the ATDynamics SuperTruck program. Court holds a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering.

Robert Stoica
ENGINEERING CUSTOMIZATION MANAGER
ENGINEERING CUSTOMIZATION MANAGER

Robert Stoica brings enthusiasm and passion for innovation to ATDynamics. He has extensive product design and development experience with prior work in the solar industry. Robert leads ATDynamics’ product development initiatives to enhance the current TrailerTail® product line as well as develop new products for international markets. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Austin Duncanson
PRODUCT PERFORMANCE ENGINEER
PRODUCT PERFORMANCE ENGINEER

Austin Duncanson supports ATDynamics’ engineering department with a focus on new product development. As an intern for ATDynamics, Austin assisted the engineering team with product development tasks, while also helping to design and implement facility improvements to increase production efficiency and accuracy. Austin holds a B.A. in Physics with a minor in Economics from Colby College and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College

Kevin Chen
ENGINEERING CUSTOMIZATION ENGINEER
ENGINEERING CUSTOMIZATION ENGINEER

Kevin Chen brings diverse design expertise to the TrailerTail® Engineering Team and is the Company’s technical drawing expert. He is constantly working to blend high performance design with trucker tough durability. Kevin holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Irvine.

Brita Schmidt
PRODUCTION SCHEDULER
PRODUCTION SCHEDULER

Brita Schmidt manages ATDynamics’ customer fulfillment and production management processes. She brings trucking industry operations experience to ATDynamics, having worked previously as the Production Manager for an electric auxiliary power unit (APU) manufacturer. Brita was born and raised outside Chicago and is currently pursuing a B.S. Degree in Operations Management from DeVry University.

Chris Gabriel
PURCHASING SPECIALIST
PURCHASING SPECIALIST

Chris Gabriel ensures that the Company’s facilities and purchasing operations keep pace with expansion. He manages TrailerTail® product inventory and works to streamline and automate ATDynamics operations. Chris also assists with product testing and R&D, ensuring that ATDynamics products meet trucker-tough standards.

Samuel Hernandez
PRODUCTION MANAGER
PRODUCTION MANAGER

Sam Hernandez has over 15 years of experience working in fast paced manufacturing environments. Sam manages the production process at ATDynamics, implementing Lean Manufacturing methods to drive production efficiency and continuous improvement.

Kyle Sager
LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN
LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN

Kyle Sager leads the ATDynamics product installation team, supporting fleet customers in the successful rapid deployment of ATDynamics fuel saving technologies. Kyle has extensive experience in the transportation industry and races cars competitively in his free time.

Bryan Kantor
FIELD TECHNICIAN
FIELD TECHNICIAN

Bryan Kantor brings over 15 years of commercial construction experience to the ATDynamics field engineering team. He utilizes his background in construction to ensure that TrailerTail® technology is deployed efficiently and effectively by fleets nationwide. Brian is also an entrepreneur, having owned and managed a plumbing company for 7 years prior to joining the TrailerTail® Rapid Deployment Team.

Dan Moffatt
FIELD TECHNICIAN
FIELD TECHNICIAN

Dan Moffatt has a strong hands-on technical and entrepreneurial background with over 12 years of experience in commercial construction. Dan is a key part of the ATDynamics Rapid Deployment Team ensuring that TrailerTail® technology is successfully deployed by North American trucking fleets.

Dorian Alpien
PRODUCTION LINE SUPERVISOR
Ryan Gallagher
PRODUCTION LINE SUPERVISOR